China Scholarships Council (CSC) / Victoria University Scholarship Scheme

Scholarship level: Doctoral
Closing date(s): CSC has its own closing date for applications.
Tenure: For candidates who are succesful in gaining admission into the PhD programme, the University will provide tuition fees for up to 48 months. CSC will consider applications for living expenses of those receiving these Victoria University of Wellington fees awards as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese government (which includes student health insurance), a 'round trip' airfare to Wellington by the most economical route and visa application fees.
Award for: International
Number offered: By Selection
Value: Fees, upon further application travel and health insurance may be granted.


Selected Chinese students will enrol at Victoria University of Wellington and undertake study. If the selected Chinese students successfully complete the requirements of the designated program and defend their dissertation, they will be conferred degrees by Victoria University of Wellington.


The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Victoria University of Wellington have agreed to collaborate on a designated doctoral (PhD) program which is offered to excellent students.


Admission into the PhD programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Please visit the Faculty of Graduate Research for advice about how to apply for admission into the PhD programme.

Application process

A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Selection process

Please note unless all required documentation is provided prior to the closing date any offer issued may be conditional. Unconditional offers are required by CSC.

Successful applicants for PhD admissions will be notified by the University and an offer forwarded to each applicant. Successful recipients of a CSC scholarship will be notified by CSC.


Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
Phone 0800 04 04 04